A four-year partnership with Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) will see APR.Intern place up to 100 PhD interns with Defence. From late 2017, some of Australia’s brightest PhDs will undertake 3-5 month projects to build essential industry research skills at the frontline of national security innovation. With a focus on gender equity, the internships are open to all eligible STEM PhD students with support from the Department of Education and Training through the Supporting more women in STEM careers: APR.Intern—National Research Internship Program.
“APR.Intern’s national internship program is a great opportunity to harness the potential of graduates with STEM qualifications. We at DST are very excited by this initiative and have stepped up to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Dr Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist, DST.
DST is the Australian government’s lead agency responsible for applying science and technology to safeguard Australia and its national interests. As one of Australia’s largest employers of scientists and engineers, DST delivers expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security. DST’s vision is to be a world leader in defence science and technology – indispensable in transforming the Australian Defence Force and Australia’s national security.
Students: Must be an Australian citizen and able to secure a baseline clearance.
DST Group Employees: Guidelines are currently in development. Please contact APR.Intern or DST for further details.
3-MONTH PROJECT COST: $20,000
INDUSTRY PARTNER UPFRONT COMMITMENT: $20,000
GOV. REBATE TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $10,000
NET COST TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $10,000